Duty of care in coaching: Ethical awareness and implications for practice

Speaker: Benita Mayhead
Fireside chat

Join Benita for an engaging fireside chat on Ethics and Duty of Care in Coaching, where we will delve into the transformative power of evidence-based research. This thought-provoking session will showcase doctoral research insights that will help continue our understanding of ethical practices in coaching.

Discover the research’s findings on the principles governing coaches’ ethical responsibilities to their clients and the broader systems. We’ll explore common ethical challenges faced by coaches and invite attendees of the session into an interactive discussion using scenarios gathered during the research. Attendees will be able to engage with fellow practitioners gaining perspectives on ethical decision- making in these situations.

We will also address the research’s important implication on the need for supervision by coaches, particularly in relation to navigating ethical dilemmas and we will debate the impact this will have on the collective of professional coaching bodies.

Dr Benita Mayhead, with over 30 years’ experience in learning and development, executive coaching, and senior HR roles, is a highly accomplished professional. Her Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University reflects her commitment to advancing the field. As an executive coach and facilitator, she helps leaders navigate complex challenges, enabling them to gain confidence, accelerate their impact, and enhance cohesion among teams. Her pragmatic and supportive approach is valued by clients facing contemporary leadership complexities. She is also a coach supervisor, published author, academic journal peer reviewer, presenter at research conferences, and a non- executive advisor board member.

Host: Lorraine Webb

Lorraine brings strategic insight and openness to her executive coaching practice. With more than 25 years of experience in the utility, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries, Lorraine has grown to be a trusted coach and advisor providing counsel to C-Suite executives and senior management.  As a hallmark to her career, she built a robust coaching culture that resulted in her organization being recognized as an employer of choice. Lorraine is passionately committed to helping people identify those behaviors that will lead to their success.
Prior to launching her executive coaching practice, Lorraine served as the Vice President for the largest municipally owned gas utility in the nation. She spearheaded the effort to develop a strong talent bench which included creating leadership development programs, including coaching, for both emerging and senior leaders. 
Lorraine’s focus is on guiding leaders to become more transparent and authentic so that they can get the best out of themselves and their respective their teams. She extends this guidance to her dynamic work on Boards and non-profits. 
Taking from her broad experience, Lorraine bridges her internal coaching background with her skills as an executive coach to help her clients reach their full potential. Similar to her service as an internal coach, today Lorraine guides leaders and organizations to become more open, diverse and inclusive. 

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